Time to bake some mince pies!
To be honest, I usually cheat at this - and this year is no different. I got some Jus-Roll sweet shortcrust, some M&S mincemeat (they have both Classic and Chocolate varieties this year.) and went about the job of assembling the pies.
Take a cupcake tin, a 2 1/2 inch cutter, roll out the pastry and cut out the rounds. Put the rounds straight into the tin, no prep needed as they will shrink back from the sides when they are cooked. Fill with your desired mincemeat and top with a festive patry cut out - I use star cutters. Egg wash and bung in the oven for 25 minutes on a moderate heat until the patry is golden brown.
Mince pies for everyone!